For anyone still checking this page: Yes, I've been very bad about blogging. The reason I never announced my hiatus is that I never really planned to take one. In the past few months, I've found myself looking for new career directions after the end of my Boston Globe column; for this and many other reasons, the blogging fell by the wayside.
Now, I'm back with a spiffy new template, and I plan to resume blogging on a regular basis after Labor Day, with light blogging until then as the spirit moves me.
My apologies, and sincere gratitude, to all who have continued, patiently, to wait for updates.